The Flame and the Arrow
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In this film, Burt Lancaster stars as Dardo, an Italian Robin Hood battling the Hessian troops. Dardo's stake in the matter becomes personal when his former wife Francesca moves in with Hessian leader Allenby. Francesca demands that the Hessians reclaim her son from Dardo; in retaliation, Dardo kidnaps Allenby's niece.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tourneur, working with a script by Waldo Salt, turns the medieval action-adventure tale into a symbol of the French Resistance in the Second World War and locates its roots in class warfare."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Early Lancaster in Errol Flynn-type Robin Hood role; great acrobatics, comedy, action."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Directed by Jacques Tourneur, this entertaining Burt Lancaster's Errol Flynn-like swashbuckling adventure was desrervedly nominated for some technical Oscars."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Fun swashbuckler with inventive touches."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"...the actor's first big adventure frolic, and it comes off rather well. (Burt Lancaster Signature Collection)"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Has Burt as acrobatic as you'll ever see him."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Lancaster swashbuckles with irresistible energy ..."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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